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today," on the verge. japan's nuclear crisis creeps toward catastrophe as a third reactor is rocked by an explosion and a fourth catches fire. >>> nikkei nose dive, japanese stocks go into a free fall when investors panicked by radiation fears. jacks up the price of flying fears. jacks up the price of flying american astronauts into space. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with a nuclear nightmare. radiation levels spiked in japan this morning in the wake of a series of explosions at the fukushima nuclear power plant. there are new concerns water inside the waste pool storage pool for one of the damaged reactors may be boiling increasing the possibility of fuel rods being exposed. just days after suffering its most crippling catastrophe ever, japan is now facing the world's worst nuclear disaster since chernobyl. for the latest we turn to nbc's kristin dahlgren in tokyo. good morning to you. >> good morning. the latest radiation levels ap
bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >>> this morning on "early today," high anxiety. japan pulls emergency workers from its crippled nuclear power plant after a surge in radiation. >>> dealing with disaster, a new study reveals how prepared is the u.s. to deal with a major nuclear emergency. >>> and ways of power, newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. it was following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. nbc's dan shenaman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have worked to avert a tragedy. the work has centered on damage to the machine four reactor where spent rods were being stored in pools of water. sea water has been pumped
>>> this morning on "early today," wall of destruction. death toll soars in japan as authorities race to head off nuclear meltdowns. >>> shock waves. the situation in japan raises fears over moouk power plants here at home. >>> and whiteout. a late winter blizzard leaves hundreds of motorists stranded in north dakota. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a very good morning to you. today we begin with a country in crisis. in japan, rescuers are searching for signs of life beneath the rubble as the clock ticks in the wake of friday's epic disaster. japanese police say that they have recovered another 1,000 bodies that washed along the shore adding to a mounting death toll already thought to be above 10,000. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, veronica. there have now been more than 300ç aftershocks registered he. there were new warnings today, and now the possibility of a nuclear accident. with heavy equipment and bare hands, rescue workers continue the desperate search for survivors. virtually every piece of debris
♪ >>> this morning on "early today," desperate measures. the world watches and waits as japan tries to contain its nuclear crisis. >>> survival instinct, incredible new video of heroic rescues during last week's catastrophic tsunami. >>> and royal jewel, the see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a whopping sum. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with a race against the clock. japan raise the the a virity rating of the nuclear crisis from four to five putting it on par with the three mile island disaster of 1979. japan is desperately trying to reconnect power to critical cooling systems at the fukushima power plant. fire engines are blasting tons of water into the hot zone. nbc's brian moore reports. >> reporter: tons of water, the difference between salvation and catastrophe at japan's stricken nuclear plant. >> the situation remains very serious. but there's been no significant worsening since yest
>>> this morning on "early today," high anxiety. japan pulls emergency workers from its crippled nuclear power plant after a surge in radiation. >>> dealing with disaster, a new study reveals how prepared is the u.s. to deal with a major nuclear emergency. >>> and ways of power, newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today following a dangerous spike in radiation that authorities feared put their lives at risk. nbc chief science correspondent robert bazelle reports from tokyo. >> authorities here in japan say they have been serious problems again at the nuclear power plant, particularly in unit number three, which has been sort of kwieette for a while. it was a sharp spike in radiation. it was so sharp, the wor
>>> this morning on "early today," on the verge. japan's nuclear crisis creeps toward catastrophe as a third reactor is rocked by an explosion and a fourth catches fire. >>> nikkei nose dive, japanese stocks go into a free fall when investors panicked by radiation fears. >>> and sticker shock, russia jacks up the price of flying >>> and sticker shock, russia jacks up the price of flying american astronauts into space. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with a nuclear nightmare. radiation levels spiked in japan this morning in a wake of series of explosions at the puck chic ma nuclear power plant. days after suffering its most crippleling catastrophe ever, japan is now facing the world's largest nuclear disaster since chernobyl. kristin dal again reports. >> reporter: japanese officials warned the radiation leaks were getting worse after a explosion in a third reactor and a fire in the fourth. the prime minister warned they were expanding the area of evacuation to 19 miles reporting radiation levels seemed very
of japan as nuclear meltdown concerns grow. >>> line of fire, security cameras capture a dramatic shoot-out at a tennessee convenience stor >>> and space odyssey, video unveils the international space >>> and space odyssey, video unveils the international space station's newest resident. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens and reports about the status of one of its nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuation of mernsz out of japan. tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everybody. we learned overnight that these will be volunteer evacuations even though the airports have reopened, commercial flights are available, the u.s. state department will be organizing charter flights out of tokyo and other locations in japan to get americans out. the u.s. believes that the radiation levels, especially around the fukushima daiichi mran plants are extremely hig
learning that her body was found in the tsunami wreckage in japan where she had had teaching english. taylor anderson is the first american victim confirmed in the disaster. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in pennsylvania, one homeowner's spring cleaning became a much bigger job after a massive muddy water erupted from an old mine shaft. the mess occurred when an underground drainage pipe burst. the water was eventually redirected away from the home, but not before everybody in the basement was destroyed. in washington, d.c., mother nature used the sky over the nation's capital to put on a dazzling light show during the predawn hours. dramatic lightning proved to be just the opening act for a rough day of weather in the region. thunderstorms with heavy rain made the morning commute tough with more expected in the area over the next few days. >>> and finally, in florida, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, well, it actually is. despite a look at this video. a group of sight seers and a kayaker had nothing to worry abo
gadhafi promises a long fight. >>> under pressure. another potential set back as japan struggles to contain it nuclear reactor crisis. >>> and fallen star. fans mourn the sudden death of germany's most beloved zoo animal. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. >>> welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with targeting libya. american and european militaries spent the weekend launching intense strikes on libya in a mission aimed at halting the brutal attacks on anti-government rebels. although american officials say the u.s. is not trying to kill gadhafi, operation odyssey dawn appears to have hit close to home for the libyan leader. nbc news has learned that english forces conducted a strike on his compound. it was not known where gadhafi was at the time, but according to the "new york times," journalists did not report any casualties. meanwhile robert gates says that the u.s. expects to hand over control of the mission to a coalition in a matter of days. that coalition will p
of challenges facing japan keeps getting longer and mortar e terrifying. development supports suspicion that dangerous radioactive water can remain in the environment for thousands of years. so far officials claims levels found are not harmful to human health. yet another sign of the crisis gripping yemen. explosion tore through factory. blast which appears to have been accidental underscores collapse of authority there after six weeks of mount iing protest. now here is a look at some of the stories making news early today in america. in colorado, two men trying to rob a store got a big surprise. video shows clerk lunging for the gun and wrestles him to the floor. clerk escorts suspect out of the store with a pellet gun. in texas, one person was killed when a truck collided on a highw highway. the truck was going on the wrong way on the highway. in florida, stunt plane fell from the sky. pilot was performing a routine maneuver when the plane crashed. and in michigan, one school had the day off but not because of snow. drivers arrived early monday morning to find a fleet of flat tires. s
japan amid ft the nuclear crisis. >>> and losing his cool. sier chris brown snaps after questions about his assault on sier chris brown snaps after questions about his assault on former girlfriend rihanna. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>>hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry today, we begin with power struggle. a fourth day of allied strikes have damaged moammar gadhafi's air defense systems, but so far, the attacks have failed to cripple gadhafi's confidence or put an end to his assaults. air fire streaked the skies last night over tripoli after a day of heavy fighting. despite some success in the south, the inexperienced rebels found themselves outgunned by government forces in the western city of misrata. gadhafi spoke on tv yesterday and a defiant gadhafi predicted, quote, we will win this battle. meanwhile, president obama has cut short his tour of latin america amid criticism of his leadership of the attack on libya. the president says he has, quote, absolutely no doubt that a success vl transfer of power to coalition powers will take place in a matter of days. t
inside japan's crippled nuclear plant. >>> and spring fling, severe weather and wintry storms tear through portions of the nation. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with no letups. for five straight days now, western war planes have been fiercely pounding libya in a crisis that's unified nations around the world against the regime of libyan ruler moammar gadhafi. in tripoli, anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky once again. the air strikes appear to have thwarted gadhafi's efforts to overtake his opponents for now. although there has been retaliation. in misrata, there have been reports of sniper attacks by pro gadhafi supporters. meanwhile, off the coast of libya, nato warships are now on patrol and forcing the u.n. arms embargo against the country. >>> meanwhile, as criticism of the administration's handling of libya mounts, today, the president meets with his national security team to discuss strategy. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good mornin
it is sending robotic devices to japan to help the nation with its nuclear spill. they could work in areas where radiation levels could harm or kill humans. meanwhile, the japanese government is now admitting what many assumed, that its safeguards against a earthquake and tsunami were inefficient. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in new york city, chilling security videotape captured a tragic car crash early tuesday morning. the car hit a guardrail before flipping over and crashing through a set of glass doors, killing a pedestrian. police say the man behind the wheel lost control of the vehicle while exiting a bridge. the driver and passenger are reported in stable condition. >>> in miami, a 25-year-old woman was thrown to the ground by a police officer attempting to make an arrest. video that was posted on youtube shows members of a rowdy crowd becoming hostile when the cop showed up to arrest the woman who, according to a police report, was thrown out of a fashion show for unruly behavior. the she was later charged with disorderly conduct and resistin
gadhafi. >>> dead zone, dramatic photos provide the first glimpse inside japan's nuclear plant. >>> and severe weather and wintry storms tear through >>> and severe weather and wintry storms tear through portions of the nation. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with no letups. for five straight days now, western planes have been fiercely pounding libya. in tripoli, anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky once again. the air strikes appear to have thwarted gadhafi's efforts to overtake his opponents for now. although there has been retaliation. in misrata, there have been reports of sniper attacks by pro gadhafi supporters. off the the coast of libya, there were ships enforcing the u.s. arms embargo. today, the president meets with his national security team to discuss strategy. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. no doubt, the question will be today what is the end game here? the president has anonsed that we will not be sending ground troops into libya
>>> this morning on "early today," radiation scare. disturbing news out of japan about one of its damaged nuclear plants. >>> asleep at the wheel, what's happened to an air traffic controller who nodded off on the job as planes landed? >>> and disorder in the court, a woman flips out during a hearing >>> and disorder in the court, a woman flips out during a hearing in nevada. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with breaking news. there has been a troubling development at the crippled fukushima plant in japan where nuclear officials say a reactor core at one unit may have breached. although authorities implied today that the damage is limited, it raises the possibility of more severe containment to the environment. meanwhile, japanese officials say tests performed on tokyo's tap water now show acceptable levels of radioactive iodine for infants. however, some parents aren't taking any chances and supplies of bottled water are running low. and two weeks after japan's earthquake and tsunami, the official death toll
in their battle with moammar gadhafi's forces. >>> worse than expected. more troubling developments in japan's nuclear crisis. >>> and snake on the loose. a cobra goes missing from a >>> and snake on the loose. a cobra goes missing from a famous new york cityoo. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with gaining momentum. libyan rebels continue to push back forces loyal to moammar gadhafi. this morning an opposition spokesman claimed that rebels captured sirte. if that is true, it would be a significant victory for the movement. those developments come as nato has agreed to take over command and control of the entire libya operation including ground attacks. >>> president obama will speak to the nation tonight to explain what role the u.s. will play in the mission in libya now that nato has stepped in. the president is also expected to address concerns by both parties. tracie potts joins us live from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the president has a lot of questions to answer when he addresse
planes in the air over libya. lynn? >> tracie, thanks so much. >>> now to japan, where the government says an apparent leak has been detected at the crippled fukushima reactor that may have contaminated water that injured three workers this week. the radiation in the waters that found to be 10,000 times above normal levels. meanwhile a japanese cabinet official says people living within the 18-mile zone where residents have been told to just stay indoors should now consider a voluntary evacuation. in tokyo, japanese officials say tests performed on the tap water now show acceptable levels of radioactive iodine for infants. however, some parents aren't taking any chances. supplies of bottled water are running low. two weeks after japan's earthquake and tsunami the official death toll from the disasters has soared past 10,000. >>> the federal aviation administration says it has suspended an air traffic control supervisor after he fell asleep on duty, forcing two passenger planes to land at reagan international airport without any assistance. nbc's kristendahlgren has more on a story tha
. >>> pressure is mounting on japan to expand the evacuation zone around its damaged power plant amid concerns about radiation seeping from the facility. the u.n.'s nuclear agency says radiation in one village 25 miles from the complex is twice the suggested threshold for evacuation. anyone within a 12-mile zone has already been told to leave. meanwhile, the country's emperor and empress made a rare public appearance wednesday trying to comfort the victims of the disaster. now there is new disturbing evidence regarding radiation from japan drifting to the united states. tests of milk samples in spokane, washington, indicate the presence of radio taf iodine from japan's nuclear plant. but the environmental protection agency cautions such findings are expected and they are far below levels of public health concern even for infants. >>> here at home, the ohio legislature has voted to severely limit collective bargaining rights for public workers. amid shouts and engineers yesterday, both the house and senate approved the measure which allows unions to negotiate wages, but not health care, sick ti
and destruction in japan. >>> storm lashing, severe weather pounds states up and down the east coast with flooding and high winds. >>> and tornado terror. new security video of a twister tearing through a hardware shop new security video of a twister tearing through a hardware shop in the south. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with breaking news.. a massive 8.9 earthquake has struck the northeast coast of japan this morning. and it is now being called the world's fifth strongest earthquake ever. at least five people were killed and there were reports of several injuries in tokyo where just before 3:00 in the afternoon local time buildings shook for several minutes. after a series of after shocks and devastating tsunamis measuring up to 13 feet followed the initial the quake, stunning and disturbing photos show houses, cars and fishing boats being washed over bridges, entire swabs of homes and farms engulfed by a huge, seemingly endless wave of water. fires triggered by the quake loomed up and down the zone. a tsunami warning
a troubling development at the crippled fukushima plant in japan where officials and nuclear officials say a reactor core at one unit may have been breached. although authorities implied today that the damage is limited, it raises the possibility of more severe containment to the environment. meanwhile, japanese officials say tests performed on tokyo's tap water now show acceptable levels of radioactive iodine for infants. however, some parents aren't taking any chances and supplies of bottled water are running low. >>> and two weeks after japan's earthquake and tsunami, the official death toll from the disasters has soared past 10,000. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary rod ham clinton says the united states is taking the next step in military operations against libya by handing over control of the no-fly zone to nato. yesterday, french fighter jets struck a military base about 155 miles south of the libyan coastline as well as libyan combat planes that had just landed outside the strategic city of misrata. more explosions could be heard before dawn this morning in the capital city of
obama and hesitate fight in libya. >>> the nuclear disaster in japan keeps getting longer and more terrifying. highly toxic plutonium is leaking outs the plant into the soil. dangerously radioactive water is leaking from damaged fuel rods. this marks the first confirm discovery of plutonium. plutonium is deadly to hiems even in small dozes and can remain in small doses even author thousands of years. so far, officials claim it's not harmful to human health. >>> in yemen, at least 70 people were killed yesterday when an explosion tore through a weapons factory. the explosion took place as crowds of residents were leaving the facility from valuable weapons. the blast, which appears to have been accidental, underscores an ominous collapse of authority there after six weeks of mounting protests. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in colorado, two men trying to rob a convenience store got a big surprise. security video shows one man pointing a gun to a customer's head. but when he goes to the counter, the 24-year-old clerk lungs for the gun and wr
plunged 17% in february to the lowest on record. more fallout from japan's disasters. toyota says a shortage of japanese made parts will likely impact production at one or more of its north american plants. keep an eye on research in motion. the blackberrymaker reports earnings after the bell. >>> finally, here is one movie you probably won't be renting anytime soon. yesterday a modern art festival in helsinki was set to screen what it believes is the world's longest film with a running time of 240 hours. that means they will still be screening it this time next week. thanks but no thanks. >>> coming up, the magic cast a spell over the knicks, the grizzlies gobble the shamrocks and some last-second heroics for the ducks. >>> plus, detroit looks to quench the heat. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> the storm system that brought wild weather to the ohio valley exiting the east coast today. now our focus goes to the west coast. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in spo
to unload its stake in yahoo! japan. the security and exchange commission wants to reign in wall street bonuses. if passed the agency's proposal would require wall street firms to submit detailed accounts of proposed bonuses which the s.e.c. could ban if they find and deem excessive. >>> and finally, sick of hearing about prince william and kate's royal wedding? well one woman hopes her souvenir sick bag will be a hit with anyone who needs to throne up if they hear any more about the big day. >>> a close call for a tennis star, an unusual college basketball suspension, and a shattering high school experience. plus, lately, the huskies of uconn seemed stuck in a bad place. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> the winter chill continues from the great lakes to the northeast and more rain showers on the west coast. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, the antics of young men in college are often dismissed with the phrase boys will be boys. well that is apparently not t
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